A Webinar Series: Re-Envisioning Educational Systems As We Move Through And Beyond COVID-19
Join Dr. Joelle van Lent and Dr. Gillian Boudreau for a webinar series on navigating the uncharted waters of a COVID-19 educational reality. Joelle and Gillian examine how to find the courage, capacity, and tools to build modern, sustainable, collaborative systems that can work better than business as usual. Throughout the series, they explore creative noncompliance – a process of following the principles governing best practices in education, while leaving room for educator and student voices in determining the implementation of these principles.
Webinar #5 – How to Re-Envision Empathy: Clinical Tools for Weathering the Compassion Demand in Schools
with Joelle van Lent, Psy.D, & Gillian Boudreau, Ph.D
Empathy is both a major source of vulnerability and one of our greatest tools. Educators and school professionals have been in a position, more so than ever this past year, to bear witness to the struggles of those in their care, often with less opportunity to mitigate impact than in typical times. Deepening our understanding of empathic attunement helps us meet that vulnerability as a source of meaning and compassion satisfaction, rather than as a fast-track to burnout and vicarious trauma. In this webinar, Joelle and Gillian offer awareness and tools to maintain well-being in the context of this powerful, healing work done by school professionals.